“The teacher, when she begins work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.”

-Maria Montessori

Faculty and Staff

Kathy HolmesClassroom Assistant

A.A., Early Childhood/Special Education, Holyoke Community College

Kathy has been with Amherst Montessori School for 12 years, and had a long history of working in education before she joined the team here. Kathy worked at Wee Friends Preschool in South Hadley for nine years, and had her own home daycare for ten years. She was also a volunteer at South Hadley Public Schools.  

Kathy and her husband Marty have four children and nine grandchilden, all of whom they adore. When she isn't busy using her years of early childhood education experience to bring joy to the toddlers at AMS, Kathy loves spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening.